‘She Deserves Respect’- Zhang Weili Lauds Rose Namajunas Ahead of their Title Fight Scrap at UFC 261

‘She Deserves Respect’- Zhang Weili Lauds Rose Namajunas Ahead of their Title Fight Scrap at UFC 261

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UFC 115-pound champion Zhang Weili spoke to CGTN Sports Scene as her second title protection at UFC 261 attracts close to. ‘Magnum’ had a lot to share relating to her coaching regime, in addition to her streamlined consideration in the direction of Rose Namajunas. Fighting ‘Thug’ will most likely be probably the most complete take a look at of her profession based mostly on the abilities of the previous champion.

Rose Namajunas avenged her loss to Jessica Andrade in her final battle and is again on the trail for gold. She’s confronted a few of the most completed names in girls’s MMA and confirmed repeatedly that she belongs. Namajunas has a possibility to turn into one of many best strawweights if she wins, and it’s as much as Weili to stop that from taking place.

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SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 31: Zhang Weili of China celebrates after her knockout victory over Jessica Andrade of Brazil of their UFC strawweight championship bout throughout the UFC Fight Night occasion at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

The 21-1 fighter has proven that she will be able to wade by deep waters based mostly on her final efficiency in opposition to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. While Namajunas leans extra closely on her technical talents, she doesn’t draw back from a scrap. The battle may doubtlessly be a barn-burner and steal the present in entrance of 15,000 UFC followers.

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Zhang Weili praises her UFC 261 opponent

Despite the fierce aggressive rivalry between Weili and Namajunas, there appears to be loads of mutual respect. During her unique sitdown, Zhang Weili praised ‘Thug’ Rose for the excellence she’s proven within the cage. Moreover, Weili additionally broke down her views in the direction of turning into mates by the fun and agony of fight.

SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 31: Zhang Weili of China prepares to battle Jessica Andrade of Brazil of their UFC strawweight championship bout throughout the UFC Fight Night occasion at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

“Rose is really strong, and she beat Joanna twice. She’s also humble, and always ready to learn. I saw on social media that she was practicing Wing Chun, Chinese Kung Fu. I think she deserves respect.”

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“We are both fighters exploring different ideas about martial arts…Fighting doesn’t always mean you see someone as your enemy, but through fighting, we can know each other better and become friends.”

It’s a matter of time earlier than the aforementioned elite strawweights sq. off below the brilliant lights of the cage. Some would possibly argue that the battle is flying below the radar based mostly on the legacy constructing variable that’s on the desk for each girls. However, regardless of all of the extraneous elements, each Weili and Namajunas have confirmed that they at all times deliver the warmth on battle evening.

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